Event was attended by NHSRCL’s Director(Project) Shri Rajendra Prasad, Advisor Civil Ahmedabad Shri Ajit Pandit, RSETI Institute Director, Ropda village Gram Sarpanch, NHSRCL officials and family of project affected families.
On this occasion, Director (Project) NHSRCL Shri Rajendra Prasad said “NHSRCL is taking all necessary steps towards supporting project affected families in improving their livelihoods through various skill development programs being organised along the corridor. Tailoring & stitching course was introduced to empower women in project affected families and distribution of sewing machines today is a step in this direction to make them self-reliant. This is NHSRCL’s way of celebrating International Women’s day”
Under the Income Restoration Programme for the project affected people, National High speed Rail Corporation Ltd along with Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) had organised month long ‘Stitching and Tailoring’ courses for the women of Chenpur and Ropda villages in Ahmedabad. These courses are being designed to instil skill sets in women and to enable them to generate income.
To make these women self-reliant and independent, 23 sewing machines were distributed in a function in Ropra village, today, where more than 100 project affected persons and their family & friends were also present. NHSRCL used this opportunity to connect once again with the project affected families and briefed them about their rights and benefits from Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project.
NHSRCL’s land acquisition process is not limited to payment of compensation, R&R assistance etc; but also includes skill development, training enhancement for income restoration and development of livelihood restoration and income generation opportunities for the project affected persons. Extensive engagement is being undertaken to make sure that all PAPs are well informed about the available options and are given adequate opportunity to participate.
More than 200 trainees have been benefitted from these training programmes and some of them have already been employed or have started their own business.
A number of similar training programmes including mobile repairing, beauty parlour, bike repairing, electrician etc. are being carried out in various villages along the MAHSR Corridor. A list of training institutes & training programs in various districts along the corridor, application form for participating in these trainings and contact details of the responsible NHSRCL officials are available on our official website: www.nhsrcl.in.
RSETIs are Rural Self Employment Training Institutes, It is an initiative of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to have dedicated infrastructure in each district of the country to impart training and skill upgradation of rural youth geared towards entrepreneurship development. RSETIs are managed by banks with active co-operation from the Government of India and State Governments